Achieving a visually interesting room can easily be accomplished by mixing textures. When you have contrasting textures, the attributes of each surface stand out more. Check out this picture
You can feel the fiber of the grasscloth in your hand and sense the softness of the linens at the same time. The lightness of the linens juxtaposes the shiny hard surface of the nightstand.
The designer also mixed high end fabrics for a custom headboard and window treatment but then used a nightstand from Ikea. No one would ever notice because they are too busy admiring all the beautiful furnishings. Find these and similar designs here